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What does acupuncture do for anxiety?

I am a 35 year old male and I have anxiety. I want to know what does acupuncture do for anxiety?

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Acupuncture with herbs, and sometimes massage, can treat and help relieve anxiety and stress. I suggest you try it.
Help relate endorphins to relax you
Acupuncture can help relieve anxiety. I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
Acupuncture can cure anxiety in many cases. The mechanism is very complicated. In Chinese Medicine emotion is not only related nerve system but also related to liver, heart and spleen, especially, liver functions etc. Each acupoint can acts on multiple organs at the same time. In modern words, acupuncture can regulate and adjust the level of multiple neurotransmitters synergistically, resulting in profound effects on nerve system and multiple other organs at the same time. Most patients experience significant relief of anxiety with acupuncture management.
Yes, it can make you calm down!
A lot. You should schedule an appointment to discuss it.
it relaxes you and takes down blood pressure
Acupuncture stimulates the parasympathetic nerves which have a great role in bringing down stress
It can control or eliminate anxiety.
Calms and brings balance
Acupuncture, shown in research studies, increases the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, causing relaxation and a general happy feeling.
Acupuncture can be a very useful tool in the treatment of anxiety. It has many effects, but the most obvious is its effect on brain chemistry. It is very effective in calming down the nervous system.

Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc

Acupuncture can work well for anxiety. Be sure to see an Acupuncturist/herbalist that also uses Chinese herbals, as that too can help you with anxiety in the long run.
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Acupuncture does work for anxiety. Anxiety will cause abnormality of the body's function. By reinstalling the function of the body, anxiety will subside.

Acupuncture can give you a little respite and improve sleep as well. Most people have greatly reduced symptoms of anxiety with acupuncture.
Acupuncture causes increase level of good neuro transmitters such as endorphin, serotonin, etc. And it dominates parasympathetic nervous system which works for you to be relaxed. So you are more relaxed and calmer.
In my experience, it alleviates all the symptoms for a period of time.
Yes, there is much evidence on this subject already. You can read on the Google scholar website.
Upon leaving the office from your first treatment you will feel immediately relieved. For long term care I recommend acupuncture and herbs. Your acupuncturist should also offer some lifestyle practices that would be very helpful as well.
TCM believes that anxiety disorder belongs to the category of " heart disease " of emotional disease and its clinical manifestations are similar to " startled " and " lily disease ". The cause are mostly physical deficiency, internal emotional damage, and external evil invasion. The disease is located in the heart, lungs, spleen, kidney, and gall. The pathogenesis is phlegm-heat, yin deficiency and fire, and qi depression. Modern medicine believes that anxiety is related to individual biological characteristics and socio-psychological factors . Research on pathogensis of anxiety disorder is considered to be the result of the interaction of various factors such as various biological changes,the multi-organization and multi-organic tube involvement and the interaction of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Acupuncture occupies a very important position in the study of the effectiveness of anxiety disorders with its unique theoretical system and methods. With its simple, economical and non-toxic effects, it has been recognized by doctors and patients in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Yes, acupuncture can treat anxiety with great success.

Yes, acupuncture can help with anxiety attacks. The acupuncturist would have to properly diagnose you in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. It can help to decrease the severity of your anxiety.
Acupuncture benefit anxiety by releasing neurotransmitter such as serotonin and dopamine to treat anxiety symptoms.
We treat the underlying cause. Sometimes herbs are also needed.
Acupuncture can help treat, manage, and prevent anxiety.
When it comes to anxiety, acupuncture is interacting with the nervous system in a couple of ways: First, acupuncture promotes the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the "rest and digest" side of the autonomic system and acts in opposition to the sympathetic or "fight or flight" side. By activating the "rest and digest" system, acupuncture helps to calm things down. Second, acupuncture has also been shown to stimulate the GABA system in the brain. This is the same neurotransmitter system that is impacted by drugs like Xanax or Valium. The GABA system is inhibitory - meaning it also acts to calm a person.